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Questions about ice cream, soft or hard frozen dairy with sweetener & flavorings

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What are food additives that help popsicle/shaved ice melt slower?

What are food additives that help popsicle/shaved ice melt slower? Simple popsicle ingredients: water, sugar, flavoring I used agar agar and gelatin before, but don’t want to: The texture is not ...
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My peanut butter ice cream is too hard to scoop

my staff is having a hard time scooping our Peanut Butter Ice cream. It's too rock hard. We make the Ice cream in-house using a 15% Super Premium base. I want to know what can I add to soften the ice ...
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Why is my icecream bitter?

I am new to making homemade ice cream. I just started to feel confident with plain vanilla, so it was time for the next step - adding fruit. The custard recipe says it can be turned into fruit ice ...
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How can I make my Ice Cream “creamier”?

My ice cream doesn't feel creamy enough. I got the recipe from Good Eats, and I can't tell if it's just the recipe or that I'm just not getting my "batter" cold enough before I try to make it. I let ...
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Ice cream stabilizer - locust gum - use and cooking procedure

I have a locust gum (powder). I searched online and it needs to be heated at least to 165 F to properly hydrate the gum. I have a few questions: should I still use eggs in the recipe? Won't it be too ...
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Ice-cream-on-a-stick in refrigerator temperature

In the summer, I used to make ice-cream-on-a-stick in various flavors. Some examples: Chocolate flavor: melted cocoa + honey + coconut oil + almond butter. Banana flavor: bananas + peanut butter + ...
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Reasons for separating eggs in ice cream

There are a lot of recipes requiring the eggs in the ingredients to be separated. And I know that whipping whole eggs cannot foam up as much as just whipping egg whites. But why separate eggs in ...
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Why does my ice cream leave a waxy texture on the roof of my mouth?

I made a batch of ice cream using the following as the base: 1 pint cream, 1 cup milk, 4 egg yolks, ½ cup sugar, 2 tsp vanilla extract I simmered that until just boiling and then cooled it for a few ...
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Non-dairy ice cream

I love ice cream. I been trying for the past 2 years to come up with a good non-dairy ice cream because the one I liked is no longer available. I have many allergies so it's very hard to find things ...
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How to add fresh fruit chunks to ice cream?

What are the key techniques when adding chunks of fresh fruit to homemade ice cream? How do I prepare the fruit, and when is the best time to add it to the ice cream? I don't want the fruit to be a ...
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Emulating Starbucks Frappuccino Cream Base

At Starbucks, the "Cream Based" (no coffee) frappuccinos all use a proprietary syrup base which I would like to emulate to be able to make a reasonable facsimile at home. When the baristas make a "...
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Why boil mixture when soaking fruit in alcohol for churn-free ice cream

I found a recipe for a No-churn rum and raisin ice cream. In the recipe the first step is to put the raisins and rum in a saucepan and gently heat until boiling, transfer to a bowl, cover and leave to ...
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Homemade ice cream texture gritty, sandy?

Made my own ice cream today using one of the Cuisnart ice cream machines. Followed the recipe down to a T and after trying out the ice cream it had this disgusting sandy, gritty texture to it. Recipe:...
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Higher calorie ice cream

I make a weekly batch of homemade ice cream using: 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup whole milk 1 pint heavy cream salt / vanilla I want to try including some nutritionally dense ingredients like butter, egg ...
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Melted ice-cream, safe to eat if re-cooked/re-heated? [closed]

Will the heat not kill the bacteria and therefore make the resulting "cream" safe to consume?
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Does glucose used is added to sugar quantity in recipes like ice creams?

I was successful making a new ice cream recipe from Pierre Herme: 100g Milk 135g Cream 1 egg yolk 45g sugar 15g glucose I replaced the glucose by honey. After churning the ice cream, it was smooth ...
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Peach sorbet is not setting at all and the mix is having a jelly texture when popped into the freezer

I am doing a peach sorbet following pierre herme recipe which literally said: 580g of peach puree 74g sugar 104g water 37g of glucose (I've used high quality honey instead) 4g of sorbet stabilizer ...
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Is there a Guide to non alcoholic ice cream floats?

Is there a guide to making kid friendly ice cream floats? In other words no alcohol content. Note that I come at it from an Australian perspective so ice cream floats from places like Mexico might not ...
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How do I avoid hot fudge turning my ice cream into a soupy mess?

My pregnant wife's cravings have recently turned towards sweets, and this week it is banana splits, with a very specific formula: chocolate ice cream, banana, whipped cream, and hot fudge. It's not ...
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GMS and CMC ratios in Ice Cream

I was exploring a variety of online sources and I stumbled into the emulsifier Glycerol Monostearate (GMS). According to Wikipedia it is commonly used in ice cream to make its texture creamier. I ...
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Is it possible to make oat milk ice cream?

If you think that normal ice cream is made from milk, is it possible to make it with oat milk? I am not too sure if the lack of lactose in oat milk would restrict the stickiness or formation of the ...
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What is the term for “plain” non-flavored ice cream

Me (russian) talked to my partner (american) about ice cream flavors. In Russia and post-USSR plain flavor (creamy-milky one) is extremely popular and often called пломбир. It is the default flavor, ...
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How do I scoop ice cream into spherical scoops every time?

During the coming summer months, I for once want to have a couple of home-made ice cream sundaes with proper spherical scoops of the type you get at an ice saloon or restaurant. The problem is that I ...
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How can I make Turkish dondurma?

Turkish ice cream is called dondurma. Besides milk and sugar it also contains: Salep- a flour made of ground orchids and Mastic- a resin that produces a gum. Because of these ingredients dondurma has ...
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What happens if you freeze a soft serve of ice cream?

If I buy a soft serve of ice cream (a single serving in a cone or tub) and put it in my home freezer, will it retain its shape and texture? What will happen to it?
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Scratched coating in old ice-cream maker: is it safe?

I got an old ice-cream maker at a thrift store (Vitantonio's Gelato Modo II). The bowl has a Teflon coating. There is a chip in the bottom about half the size of a dime, below which there appears to ...
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Why don't most ice cream recipes include salt in the base?

I've been getting into ice cream this summer and of all the recipes I've reviewed and tested, none of them call for salt in the ice cream mixture itself. (With the exception of caramel sea salt, and ...
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Ideal temperature and stabilizer for chewy ice cream?

I've been a huge fan of homemade ice cream ever since I went to Herrell's ice cream in Northampton Massachusetts: http://www.herrells.com The owner, Steve Herrell, is known as the godfather of chewy ...
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Baileys ice cream stabilizer

I'm planning on making Baileys ice cream from the recipe given in Larousse Gastronomique, which calls for 1 tsp of stabilizer. Ice cream stabilizers are briefly listed in the preceding paragraph as ...
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Impact of different sugar types (and substitutes) on ice cream

I am really interested in theoretical fundamentals of ice cream making. Everyone who is a little sophisticated whith homemade ice cream knows, that the are certain ingredients and ratios that have to ...
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Does chocolate ice cream tend to have more salt than strawberry or vanilla?

To the question Why does chocolate ice cream melt faster than others? I wrote an answer that suggests that it's not because of chocolate ice cream's dark color, but instead because of a lower melting ...
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Unsweetened or fruit sweetened ice cream - Replacement for sugar in ice cream?

What is the best carb or protein to replace sugar in an ice cream recipe? I would like to remove cane sugar, artificial sweeteners, honey, maple syrup, xylitol, stevia, erythritol, etc. from my ice ...
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Is it possible to make non-sweet icecream (i.e. with no added sugar or sweeteners)?

I know plain frozen yogurt exists, but what is so special about sugar that there doesn't seem to be a non-sweet substitute?
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Can any custard be made into a frozen custard?

I recently came upon a book of antique recipes, and there are several wonderful custards. I really have my eye on an almond custard, but not to serve as a custard, but to freeze in an ice cream maker ...
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How to know when to stop churning ice cream?

I've got a simple Cuisinart home churn, the kind that uses a frozen bowl rather than a compressor. On a couple of occasions, I'm pretty sure I've overchurned the mix, because it seems to leave a ...
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Why can't this ice cream scoop go in the dishwasher?

I have an ice cream scoop that is labeled with something like: Do not immerse in water hotter than 140 °F / 60 °C. Do not wash this item in the dishwasher. What is the real reason for ...
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Beating eggs & sugar when making gelato

I have attempted to make coffee flavoured gelato. I have run into a problems specifically when the beaten egg yolk/sugar mixture is heated with the cream/milk mixture - until "it thickens enough to ...
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emulsifier and stabilizer equivalent to one yolk for frozen desserts

I want to make ice cream, sorbet and gelato without eggs. Momofuku's Christina Tosi's Milk Bar cookbook advocates for this and uses gelatin as emulsifier and stabilizer as well as glucose for ...
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Is Italian style gelato achievable with standard home ice cream makers and home freezers?

I've not had much success trying to make Italian style gelato at home though French style ice cream works very well. I'm using the Cuisinart ICE-100 which comes with both an ice cream and a gelato ...
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What do you make of these ingredients in Ice Cream?

konjac flour, as well as guar gum, vegetable glycerin, carrageenan gum, and locust-bean gum. What type of ice cream would this make?
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How to achieve a flexible consistency on ice cream? (photos attached)

I'm an amateur ice cream maker. I've tried to emulate this ice cream without success: it is thick and flexible; the texture reminds me of melted marshmallows yet it´s not overly sweet. It's so ...
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Why does my ice cream have ice crystals? [duplicate]

I put icecream mixture in freezer but after taking it out of freezer, I found ice crystals in it. What should be done to avoid ice crystals in icecream?
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Battle Of the Gums? (effects on Ice Cream)

I am on a quest to perfect an ice cream recipe and am curious as to the texture and flavor differences between guar gum, agar agar, and xanthan gum. I know all of these are used in various recipes, ...
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Liquid Nitrogen Ice cream Melting too fast!

I am trying to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen and I am seeing that the ice cream melts very quickly. I'm using a spatula to mix the base with the liquid nitrogen in a vessel. Initially, I ...
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Ice cream stabilizer - ratio of components

My husband and I are very much into creating the perfect keto/sugar free ice cream. He has gotten right into the nitty gritty science of it but still wants to tweak a few things. We have purchased ...
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Custard vs raw eggs in ice cream

I've recently started making homemade ice-cream and have found most recipes require you to make a custard using egg yolks, however the Ben and Jerry's recipe book asks for whole raw eggs to be used ...
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Pros and cons to cooling gelato liquid?

So, I'm new to the world of desserts and am getting into making some gelato. My ice cream maker is the type that has a cooler in it so it pre-cools the bucket and continues cooling it while churning. ...
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Is Ciao Bella's “Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato” savory?

I am about to make ice cream (for dessert) from The Ciao Bella book for Gelato and Sorbetto and was thinking about trying the Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato. It says something about being savory, but ...
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How do I add guar gum when making ice cream?

My ice cream is great tasting but it gets very hard over time and has a lot of ice crystals. I realize that I have to freeze it faster to reduce the size of the ice crystals but it was suggested to me ...
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ice cream with alternate sweetener

I have been trying to make ice cream with sucralose. So far all I get is just a hard rock after tossing it in the freezer. when I try to thaw it, it goes right back to a liquid. I'm not very confident ...